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Yugoslavia: Red Cross Postal Tax Stamps


1 January 1947. Red Cross. Printed in letterpress. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 7 January 1947.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 White area on the hill. Yugoslavia Red Cross stamp error:

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Color spill (red cross). Yugoslavia Red Cross stamp error: color spill

 

5 November 1949. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 11 November 1949.

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Yugoslavia 1949 Red Cross stamp plate flaw Yugoslavia Red Cross stamp plate flaw: letter N in NEDELJA damaged Top of the first vertical stroke of letter Н in НЕДЕЉА damaged to top. 6
II Yugoslavia 1949 Red Cross stamp error: color on country name Big colored spot connecting letters G and O in JUGOSLAVIJA.
Note: part constant.
25

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1949 Red Cross stamp error: print phases

 

1 October 1950. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 8 October 1950.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Sloping scratch below 1950. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error: scratch
2 Horizontal scratch below 1950. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error
3 White dot on the bottom horizontal stroke of letter Е in НЕДЕЉА. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error damaged letter
4 Horizontal white line connecting left frame and woman’s hand. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error: white line
5 Red Cross broken.

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1950 Red Cross stamp error shifted print phases

 

7 October 1951. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 14 October 1951.

Note: colored dots and spots, which derive from foreign particles on printing plates, are quite common on stamps of this issue. Most of them are coincidental. In the table below are described only those examples that were found on multiple sheets.

POSSIBLE COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
0.50 din, bue and red, regular stamp
1 Additional cord between the left hand and the flag.
Found on the 8th field.
Yugoslavia 1951 Red Cross stamp error
2 Blue drop on the flag, just above the index finger of the left hand.
Found on the 74th field.
3 Two blue dots on the flag.
Found on the 78th field.
4 Two blue dots on the flag and a sloping blue line next to the right frame.
Found on the 83rd field.
5 A red and a blue dot on the upper left part of the flag.
Found on the 92th field.
6 A red and a blue dot on the left part of the flag (left stamp).
Found on the 95th field.
7 Red dot between the right hand and the flag (right stamp).
Found on the 96th field.
8 Blue dot on the lower right corner of the flag (left stamp).
Found on the 98th field.
9 Blue dot to the left and red dot to the right of the red cross (right stamp).
Found on the 99th field.
0.50 din, emerald green and red, due stamp
1 Red dot on the upper left area of the flag (left stamp).
Found on the 67th field.
Yugoslavia 1951 Red Cross due stamp error
2 Sloping red line next to the left frame (right stamp).
Found on the 68th field.
3 Green dot on the far left side of the flag and red dot above the top frame, above letter Г of ЦРВЕНОГ.
Found on the 69th field.
4 Red dot on the far left side of the flag.
Found on the 70th field.
5 Green dot on the flag above red cross, red dot above top frame, above letter Р in КРСТА.
Found on the 77th field.
6 Green dot on the far left side of the flag and next to the left frame.
Found on the 79th field.
7 Green dot on the bottom far left side of the flag and next to the left frame.
Found on the 80th field.
8 Red spot on the upper right part of the flag, red dots and lines next to the upper left corner.
Found on the 89th field.
9 Red spot on the upper right part of the flag, red line on the left side of the flag.
Found on the 90th field.
10 Red spot on the left side of the flag.
Found on the 95th field.
11 Green dot on the left side of the flag, two red dots on the right.
Found on the 99th field.

 

25 October 1953. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 1 November 1953.

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Upper left horizontal line of the red cross damaged.
Found on the 95th filed.
Yugoslavia 1953 Red Cross postage stamp error

 

4 May 1958. Red Cross. Printed in photogravure by ZIN in sheets of 80 (10 x 8). Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 10 May 1958. Stamps overprinted PORTO are postage dues.

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number
I Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp error: Blue dot below S in JUGOSLAVIJA Blue dot below S in JUGOSLAVIJA. 70
II Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp flaw: Blue color spill in front of the girl's face Blue color spill in front of the girl’s face. 60
III Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp error: Red dot under the numeral 2, next to the pitcher Red dot under the numeral 2, next to the pitcher. 51
IV Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp error: Blue dots between letters L and A in JUGOSLAVIJA and next to the apron Blue dots between letters L and A in JUGOSLAVIJA and next to the apron. ?
V Yugoslavia 1958 Red Cross stamp error: red dot below JUGOSLAVIJA Red dot below letters O and S in JUGOSLAVIJA. ?

 

POSSIBLE CONSTANT VARIETIES (not mentioned in literature)
1 Big red spot in the field above letter S of JUGOSLAVIJA.
2 Red dot below letter V of JUGOSLAVIJA.
3 Blue dot above top frame.

 

30 April 1962. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 12½. In obligatory use until 12 May 1962.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
1 Foreign object on printing plate. Yugoslavia 1962 Red Cross stamp error: deformation
2 Foreign object on printing plate and shifted print phases. Yugoslavia 1962 Red Cross stamp error shifted print phases

 

26 April 1971. Red Cross. Printed in offset by ZIN. Perforation comb 12½.
In obligatory use between 2 and 9 May 1971.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
0.20 din, blue, yellow, red
1 Foreign particle on printing plate: letter j in jugoslavija damaged. Yugoslavia 1971 Red Cross stamp error: deformed jugoslavija
2 Foreign particle on printing plate: spot to the right from letter к in акција. Yugoslavia 1971 Red Cross stamp error foreign particle

 

8 May 1983. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 13½. Printed in sheets of 50 (10 x 5). In obligatory use between 15 August and 15 October 1983:

CONSTANT VARIETIES Field number Sheets
I Yugoslavia 1983 Red Cross stamp error: Red dot above letter J in JUGOSLAVIJA Red dot above letter J in JUGOSLAVIJA.
Note: appears on both values but not on every sheet.
14

 

8 May 1985. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation comb 13¼. Printed in sheets of 50 (5 x 10). In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1985:

 

CONSTANT VARIETIES
1 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Two white circles on the red field on the left side Two white circles on the red field on the left side. 32
II Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: White circle above the third boy's head White circle above the third boy’s head. 11
III Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Red circle on the red field on the right side Red circle on the red field on the right side. 15
IV Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: White circle on the red field on the left side, next to the first boy's head White circle on the red field on the left side, next to the first boy’s head. 42
2 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Red line in letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA Red line in letter U in JUGOSLAVIJA. 17
3 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: White circle on the red field on the left side White circle on the red field on the left side. 40
4 din, multicolored Field number
I Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Lilac dot on the red field on the right side, next to boy's head Lilac dot on the red field on the right side, next to boy’s head. 45
SHEETS
1 din
2 din
3 din
4 din

 

8 May 1987. Red Cross – for better living of children. Printed in offset. Perforation line 10 – 10¾. In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1987.

Denomination Circulation Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Macedonia Montenegro Serbia Slovenia
Central Kosovo Vojvodina
2 din 218.000 + +
4 din 116.000 +
5 din 1.248.000 + +
6 din 404.000 +
7 din 140.000 +
8 din 67.000 +
10 din 903.000 + + +
11 din 403.000 +
12 din 20.000 +
14 din 603.000 +
17 din 103.000 +
20 din 2.560.000 + + +

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
5 din, multicolored
1 Double black print or offset. Yugoslavia 1987 Red Cross stamp error: Double print or offset

 

8 May 1988. Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation line 10. In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1988.

Denomination Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Macedonia Montenegro Serbia Slovenia
Central Kosovo Vojvodina
4 din +
8 din +
10 din + + +
12 din +
20 din +
30 din +
50 din + + +

 

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
20 din, blue, gray, red
1 Partially perforate. Yugoslavia 1988 Red Cross stamp error: Partially perforate
2 Shifted red frame. Yugoslavia 1988 Red Cross stamp error: Shifted frame
50 din, blue, gray, red
1 Perforation error: shifted perforation. Yugoslavia 1988 Red Cross stamp perforation error

 

8 May 1989. 125 years of Red Cross. Printed in offset. Perforation line 10. In obligatory use between 8 and 15 May 1989.

COINCIDENTAL VARIETIES
160 din, blue, silver, red
1 Deformed lower frame due to a foreign particle on printing plate. Yugoslavia 1985 Red Cross stamp error: Deformed lower frame due to a foreign particle on printing plate

 

Bibliography


  1. Katalog poštanskih maraka jugoslovenskih zemalja (1991), Jugomarka (Belgrade), YU ISSN 0351-4447
  2. Michel Südeuropa 2005/2006, Band 2 (2005), Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, ISBN 3-87858-682-5